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    Respirator mask, help me pick one please!

    I used to be an Inspector with the HSE - we were issued with 3m stuff, which I guess means it was the cheapest stuff that did the job ;-) If you're just grinding, FFP2 will be sufficient, if you're welding stainless you might want to look at extraction due to the chromium content. Disposables...
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    Use Google to search the forum.

    or, for quick one off searches just type this into the google search bar site:bushcraftuk.com <search terms here> Simon
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    Saltpeter...

    Just watching Ray Mears (again!) on BBC 4 I fancy having a go at making Steven King's fire lighting kit, and Ray talks about soaking the cotton in saltpeter... ...now, as I'm sure we're all aware saltpeter has a number of uses - I don't fancy the 5am knock on the door from the men in black...
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    backpack recomendations

    I bought one of these http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/usrsb1nx.html a few months back - for £29 I really can't grumble. First one was faulty, but Flecktarn were spot on and replaced it with no hassle. Really like the fact that I can get to everything without unloading the pack. Comfortable and...
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    Heads up - Lichfield 2 man tent

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350534501025&clk_rvr_id=315994971344#ht_2518wt_1396 Colour's not great, but the price isn't bad! Simon
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    A Decent 40L Rucksack?

    I bought one of these http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/usrsb1nx.html a few months back - for £29 I really can't grumble. First one was faulty, but Flecktarn were spot on and replaced it with no hassle. Really like the fact that I can get to everything without unloading the pack. Comfortable and...
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    Hill Descent Control (Freelander)

    Nowt wrong with a freelander! Comfy on the road, mine's never let me down... ...oh, and it outclimbed a Disco III on a wet grassy slope (~1:3)
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    Hill Descent Control (Freelander)

    Concur it only 'works' in first and reverse - I was really excited to try it, went off-roading with AROC and was disappointed - it's rubbish :-) Car is very capable, it's just that you're better off with your right foot covering the brake. Sorry to burst your bubble, all of the above is IMHO...
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    Forest of Dean wild camp.

    Never camped there, but vaguely remember a program on BBC about deer - the rangers had thermal imaging (not just night vision) to help track them! Of course, that could have been just for the telly... ...and I might have mis-remembered the location HTH :-) Simon ps. hope you have fun...
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    MOLLE Backpack

    I realise that this isn't an answer to your question, but I got one of these a few months ago http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/usrsb1nx.html First one needed to be swapped as the back panel was not sewed on straight and one strap was twisted - excellent service from Flecktarn and no quibble. Pack...
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    Food for Thought PODCAST - Andy McNab

    Very interesting, thanks for the heads up! Simon
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    BG and Miranda

    I was disappointed in that it didn't really show the viewer anything about the 'how', it was much more about the personalities - like one minute they're both abseiling, the next BG is at the bottom coiling up the rope! How'd he get it down? Also, where did all of that wood come from - I'm sure...
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    my new project

    That looks REALLY nice. I checked their website, but it's a bit sparse - any ideas where I can get a bit more info on the kits available? Simon
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    72 hour Molle pack BULLE UK

    Someone must have liked your review, and decided it warranted a 50% price hike! Hey ho, better luck next time I guess Simon
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    Diy question: plaster board

    I use these http://www.screwfix.com/p/metal-redidrivas-35mm-pack-of-100/11923;jsessionid=wly6TC0GZLpH46S2Vx6DNJwFjyznzHdGXFGkmJh6Wpdgqtcd18Tq!-395938745 never had one fail yet. I use a 13mm flat bit first, to a depth of 1-2mm so it all sits nice and neat and flush without cracking the...
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    Freelander TD4 - any advice..?

    I get the right hump when people say freelanders are rubbish offroad... I've had a TD4 since 2007 - 120,000 miles and never missed a beat! It's an auto, and I take her offroad with a local club - last year the big girl drove straight up a wet grass slope which beat a Disco 3, so :-p In...
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    in or around Northampton

    I'm in Parklands, got into camping over the last few years and fancy trying something a bit more wild (not too much tho, I'm a towny at heart :) Quite fancy the next super sausage (provided nobody laughs at my rubbish kit!) Simon
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    Classified venue

    No worries, like you say "softly, softly, catchy monkey" is usually the best approach when relying on goodwill. Even if it all comes to naught, we haven't lost anything - in the mean time, thanks for trying Simon
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    Classified venue

    ooh, yes please! I'd be interested in anything near to Northampton, particularly if it accepts noobs :-) Simon
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    Single out your single Malts

    +1 for Lagavulin Dalwhinnie's not too bad either Neg